Since President Obama's reelection both sides of the political aisle have expressed support for comprehensive immigration reform. While comprehensive immigration reform proposals have failed in the past, bi-partisan support and political momentum suggest that reform could become a reality as early as this year. A bi-partisan group of Senators and the President have each released plans in the past week. While their proposals differ in some key details, both plans emphasize the broad concepts of securing our borders, improving the system for employment verification, offering permanent residency to graduates in certain disciplines, and providing an earned pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the United States.

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